WMU News

Gary Fund campaign underway

April 15, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The 2002 Mike Gary Athletic Fund Drive for Western Michigan University begins Wednesday, April 17, with the goal of raising $730,000. Proceeds from the drive will be used in providing scholarships, travel support and equipment for WMU's 20 varsity athletic programs.

Chairing this year's drive is Jon Dixon, retired vice president of Bronson Healthcare Group and a volunteer in the Gary Fund Drive for more than 10 years.

"I am very honored to serve as chairperson for the 2002 Mike Gary Athletic Fund Drive," said Dixon. "I have a strong interest in the success of the Gary Fund as an alumnus and a fan of Bronco athletics for over 40 years. This year's goal is a challenge but with the volunteers' hard work and the support of the community and friends of Bronco athletics, it is an attainable goal."

Assisting Dixon is chairperson elect Charlie Miller, a retired State Farm agent and Gary Fund volunteer for almost 20 years.

A telephone campaign will kick off the drive, with a group of approximately 40 volunteers making calls to requests support from April 22 through May 2.

For more information about donations or volunteer activities, contact Jerry George, development director for athletics, at (269) 387-3057.

Media contact: Daniel Jankowski, 269 387-4138, daniel.jankowski@wmich.edu

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